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Aquarius Watamu Beach Resort

Watamu Coast Road | Watamu National Marine Park, Watamu, Kenya
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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had heard that Watamu has a large Italian contingent and this resort epitamises this. There was nothing wrong with the hotel and complex but it did not wow me. We stayed at the Aquarius hotel and did venture the the Mapango pool for a day; however we wanted a relaxing stay and there was a lot going on here.... More 

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Diani Beach, Kenya
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35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First off it should be pointed out that "Aquarius" is actually 3 independent hotels connected by bridges and garden paths. Aquarius club is set at the back with Mapango (I think) positioned on the beach. (There was a hotel in between but I don't recall it's name). In short Aquarius club is the best of the 3. Whilst not on... More 

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64 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well aquarius is a mixed bag. We booked off booking.com and expected to be on the beach, so when we arrived and found that the site is divided (connected by a bridge/walkway) and that we were 250m back from the beach we were a little disappointed however this soon changed. We were shown to our room, by some surprisingly strong... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

After a long day I needed rest and relaxation and as soon as I walked into aquarius, the friendly smiles of the staff and the warmth in which they handled me gave me confidence in knowing that I was in good hands. The food was good, and the manager Matteo did everything in his power to make my stay more... More 

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Kristiansand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We did stay here two nights in january. Our experience were good with som few exceptions. Long distances from the reception to our rooms, and from our rooms to breakfast area and also to the beach. The staff was italian, but many did speak kiswahili. The location was very good, the beach was wonderful, but we did'nt know that the... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The best part about the resort is the staff which is willing to give more than you can expect. Very humble, jovial, lively & cooperative. I visited the resort with my wife in July 2013 and we were the only Indian couple. Rest all were from Italy. When they came to know about it, they were more willing to give... More 

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Gurgaon, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

I am completely taken aback with this wonderful stay of mine in Watamu Aqurius Beach Resort. Amazing and very friendly Staff with the right ambience and great food at the restaurants. More touched with the beautiful people there greeting you all the time you are there. Enjoyed the creativity of the staff and how they entertain the guests. Am happy... More 

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Castelfiorentino, Italy
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Everything one can dream off for a romantic dinner out in Kenya! Great food (we had the mixed grill), lovely atmosphere, right on the beach. Staff is really nice and do their best to make you feel comfortable. One of our best dining expereinces in Watamu!

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Targoviste, Romania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2011

I can say that the maasais on the beach speak more english than the staff of the hotel. So if you don't speak italian don;t go there. The food is ok, also if you're an italian. very few african dishes or even iternational. The major problem was with the sleep. You can't get any because it's always noisy. People come... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2011

We had to pay R2000.00 more per person as it was "High season" what a lie. 2/3 of the hotel was closed. No bars open, one pool & a very basic restaurant. No TV, No internet. We paid for all inclusive which was to cover local drinks & cool drinks. We could get a local beer during means, no wine... More 

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